A well trained employee is truly an asset to his employer. That’s why many of the larger companies invest in periodic training for their staff. However, smaller employers often don’t have the resources to do this. When it comes to IT training, you can make yourself invaluable to a potential employer, and give yourself an edge in the market.
Why IT Training?
So, why should you pursue IT training, as opposed to training in some other area? Businesses are, at an ever increasing rate, adding more tech equipment to the daily operation of the company. Unfortunately, most business owners themselves don’t know anything about the technology in their own offices. You don’t have to become a computer expert, and you certainly aren’t likely to become a pro at networking computers, but you can learn how to take care of everyday operations. While most employers hire IT consultants, you can be the person onsite to can install the new software, printers, and copiers.
Not Just Computers
IT training isn’t just learning to use computers, although you may want to make sure your skills in that area are up to date. The office copier could save your job. Check to see if the company that supplies your copier service has training available. Work with the phone company to understand the router system, or the new phone system. Did you know that the phone system is often confusing to just about everybody in the office? They can’t remember how to forward calls, or access their voicemail. You can make yourself more useful by learning about all the systems in the office. That’s a form of IT training.
Not only can IT training make you more useful in your job, it can be a source of job security. You may get called over to un-jam the unit at odd times of the day, but you’ll have an edge, believe it or not, over people who don’t have any of those skills. Others in the office may not have shown the initiative to get extra training. Little things like that can make you indispensible in the office, and certainly give you the edge over others.